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2 February 2016

  |  CBI Press Team


CBI responds to draft UK reform deal

The CBI has responded to publication of the draft UK reform deal with the EU.

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Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:

“This is an important milestone on the way to a deal that could deliver positive changes to the EU that will benefit not just the UK, but the whole of Europe.

“Business will want to see more details when the negotiations are concluded, but the Prime Minister's ambitions to create a more competitive and outward-looking EU are making clear progress.

“In particular the package to cut red tape, especially for smaller businesses, could make a real difference to ambitious firms looking to grow and create jobs. Business will also welcome proposals to strengthen national parliaments’ control over regulation.

“The Single Market has been the foundation of our economic success in recent decades and firms will back the drive to improve if further, especially for digital and service industries.”

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